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NIALL CARSON is lecturer in British and Irish literature at the University of Manchester. He has published on the history of the Irish literary periodical and on the author and novelist Sean O’Faolain. His monograph Rebel by Vocation: Sean O’Faolain and the Generation of The Bell was published by Manchester University Press in 2016.

ENDA DELANEY is professor of modern history at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the history of modern Ireland and its diaspora. He has published a number of books, including The Great Irish Famine: A History of Four Lives (2014), The Irish in Post-War Britain (2007), Irish Emigration since 1921 (2002), and Demography, State, and Society: Irish Migration to Britain, 1921–1971 (2000). He is currently writing a study of the Irish encounter with modernity that is provisionally entitled Making Ireland Modern: Society and Culture since 1780. He is a founder member of the Transnational Ireland Network.

MICHAEL DE NIE, professor of history at the University of West Georgia, is author of The Eternal Paddy: Irish Identity and the British Press, 1798–1882 (2004), which received the James S. Donnelly, Sr., Prize for Books on History and Social Sciences, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies. His coedited works include Ireland in an Imperial World: Citizenship, Opportunism, and Subversion (with Timothy G. McMahon and Paul Townend, Palgrave, 2016), Ireland and the New Journalism (with Karen Steele, 2014), and Power and Popular [End Page 277] Culture in Modern Ireland: Essays in Honour of James S. Donnelly, Jr. (with Sean Farrell, 2010). He is currently completing a study of the late Victorian press and Islamic revolution in Egypt and the Sudan.

JEROME DEVITT, Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar (2013–15), is completing his Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin. His thesis examines the Irish executive’s reaction to the Fenian conspiracy of the 1860s from a transnational perspective. His most recent publication, “The Navalization of Ireland” (2015), published in Mariner’s Mirror, assesses the role of the Royal Navy in the deterrence and suppression of Irish insurrection in the 1840s. He was the inaugural winner of the Alan Villiers Postgraduate Naval History Prize supported by the Society for Nautical Research. He is a secondary-school teacher of English and history living and working in the King’s Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin.

LINDSEY FLEWELLING completed her Ph.D. in history at the University of Edinburgh. Her book, Two Irelands beyond the Sea: Ulster Unionism and America, 1880–1920, is under contract with Liverpool University Press. Her previous article, “The Scotch-Irish Society of America and Irish Home Rule,” appeared in the 2013 Journal of Scotch-Irish Studies. Her current research interests include Irish unionist views of the dynamite campaign, memory and Irish history, and Irish unionists’ worldwide political, cultural, and religious networks.

SARA S. GOEK holds a Ph.D. in history and digital arts and humanities from University College Cork. Her dissertation used oral histories to examine the transnational lives of traditional musicians who migrated from Ireland to the United States and Britain between 1945 and 1970. Her essay, “‘I Never Would Return Again to Plough the Rocks of Bawn’: Irishmen in Post-War Britain,” appeared in the edited volume Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working-Class Life (2013). She has also written for Aigne, the Dublin Review of Books, and the Irish Times.

SHANE LYNN is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, where he holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He read history at Trinity College Dublin and graduated as [End Page 278] a gold medalist. His research focuses on the history of Irish diasporic nationalism across the British empire. He has also published articles on this topic in the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies and Irish Historical Studies.

JENNIFER McLAREN is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She received her LL.B. from the University of Western Australia and her B.A. and M.Res from Macquarie. Her research focuses on Irish engagement with the British Caribbean during the period 1780–1830. She is utilizing a biographical approach to investigate...


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